What is Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen?

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Hydrocodone is an opiate pain medication used in the relief of moderate to severe pain. Acetaminophen (also known as APAP and paracetamol) is typically used for management of mild to moderate pain; when in combination, it increases the effect of hydrocodone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,864 730
Fibromyalgia 809 336
Pain in lower back 402 194
Back pain 100 67
Muscle pain 77 49

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 76
Moderate 218
Mild 432
None 415

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 168
Drowsiness 55
Nausea 54
Sleepiness 49
Dizziness 25
Itching 22

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
325-10 mg four times daily 19
500mg-5mg as needed 18
325-10 mg three times daily 14
325-5mg as needed 13
325 mg-10 mg four times daily 12
325mg-10mg as needed 11
325mg-5mg as needed 9
325-10mg as needed 8
325mg-7.5mg as needed 8
325-7.5 mg three times daily 7

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Why patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

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Reason Patients
Other 206
Did not seem to work 202
Doctor's advice 179
Course of treatment ended 139
Side effects too severe 112
Personal research 30
Change in health plan coverage 21
Expense 15
See all 696 patients who've stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration

Currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 38
2 - 5 years 81
5 - 10 years 108
10 years or more 72

Stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 114
1 - 6 months 159
6 months - 1 year 98
1 - 2 years 101
2 - 5 years 154
5 - 10 years 66
10 years or more 36
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 670
Usually 288
Sometimes 157
Never taken as prescribed 26
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 40
Somewhat hard to take 116
A little hard to take 189
Not at all hard to take 796
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 3
$50-99 17
$25-49 75
< $25 653
Not specified 391

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 54
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 13
Morphine (Morphine ER) 8
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 7
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 7

Show all 49 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 36
Tramadol (Ultram) 34
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 21
Morphine (Morphine ER) 14
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic-50) 9

Show all 42 treatments patients report switching to

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133 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

May 5, 2017 (Started May 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-5 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 12, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (bowel problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-10 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 27, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-10 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Take as prescribed. Will build tolerance quickly if you take more than prescribed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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